If you look at the Memphis Grizzlies box score without checking the actual score, you’d be infuriated. Dillon Brooks and Jae Crowder combined for 36 shot attempts, more than the combination of Ja Morant and Jaren Jackson Jr. (20).
However, the gunning duo balled out in this one.
Dillon Brooks scored 22 points and hit 6 of his 9 three-point attempts. Meanwhile, Jae Crowder probably put up his greatest stat line ever, finishing with 27 points (6-11 from 3), 8 rebounds, 7 assists, 3 blocks, and 3 steals.
Hey, Los Angeles, or any other contending team, are you reading this?
In all seriousness, though this duo has been subjected to criticism regarding their shot volume, this kind of production in a blowout win is nothing to complain about.
Meanwhile, Ja Morant put on a highlight-reel clinic.
This dude is different.
The highlight reels were just a part of Morant’s strong outing in this game, as he finished with 22 points, 9 assists, and only 2 turnovers.
Jaren Jackson Jr. also joined the party with a 20-point outing, and he also swatted 4 blocks.
What a glimpse of the future here from Jackson and Morant.
The Grizzlies controlled this one wire-to-wire, thanks in large part to a hot shooting afternoon, as they drilled 18 of their 39 three-point attempts. They will look to conclude the three-game road trip with a victory over the Phoenix Suns tomorrow.